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The One and Only Shrek! Hardcover – April 3, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Square Fish; First Edition edition (April 3, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312367139
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312367138
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.6 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,163 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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[An] "engrossing and satisfying tale." --Publishers Weekly

"Sure to enchant any child lucky enough to read it...Such an ingratiating, cheery book that no one will be able to resist it." --The Washington Post Book World

About the Author

William Steig (1907-2003) was a cartoonist, illustrator and author of award-winning books for children, including Shrek!, on which the DreamWorks movies are based. Steig was born in New York City. Every member of his family was involved in the arts, and so it was no surprise when he decided to become an artist. He attended City College and the National Academy of Design. In 1930, Steig’s work began appearing in The New Yorker, where his drawings have been a popular fixture ever since. He published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968.
 
In 1970, Steig received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. His books for children also include Dominic; The Real Thief; The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book; Amos & Boris, a National Book Award finalist; and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. Steig's books have also received the Christopher Award, the Irma Simonton Black Award, the William Allen White Children's Book Award, and the American Book Award. His European awards include the Premio di Letteratura per l'infanzia (Italy), the Silver Pencil Award (the Netherlands), and the Prix de la Fondation de France. On the basis of his entire body of work, Steig was selected as the 1982 U.S. candidate for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for Illustration and subsequently as the 1988 U.S. candidate for Writing.
 
Stieg also published thirteen collections of drawings for adults, beginning with About People in 1939, and including The Lonely Ones, Male/Female, The Agony in the Kindergarten, and Our Miserable Life.
 
He died in Boston at the age of 95.

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Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci alternate narrating the stories.
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My 3 year old son loved the stories and would sit quietly listening until he fell asleep to the ever fabulous Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.
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Some day maybe Disney or Pixar can make these characters into movies too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gail Cooke HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 25, 2007
Format: Audio CD
What better way to launch a line of children's audiobooks than with a pair of the best actors to be found? Audio Renaissance couldn't have chosen better. The terrific twosome, Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, narrate with not only sterling acting ability but with joy, elan, assurance. Give them the works of artist/author William Steig and you have an audiobook that both children and adults will find irresistible, one to be heard over and over again.

The late Mr. Steig would have celebrated his 100th birthday this year and, most likely would have been delighted to hear his six stories read by an Academy Award winner and a highly acclaimed actor. A beloved author and artist of children's book, Mr. Steig received countless honors during his lifetime, including a Newbery Honor Book, Caldecott Honor Book, New York Times Outstanding Book of the Year and on it goes.

He was a bit of a rascal when he wrote including a few big words for children to learn, and he had the amazing ability to speak directly to youngsters as his stories addressed their daily lives, their hopes and fears. He once said, ""I think I like kids more than the average man does. I can relax with them, more than I can among adults . . . Children are genuine . . . I like to think that I've kept a little innocence. Probably I'm too dumb to do anything else." Not dumb at all but supremely intelligent, and we are all the better for it.

Meryl Streep reads Brave Irene, Spinky Sulks, and The Amazing Bone to a fare-thee-well, and Stanley Tucci delivers Shrek!, Dr. DeSoto, and Caleb and Kate.

Streep easily segues from the determined young Irene to poor Spinky who thinks his family doesn't love him. What an actress! Tiny Dr.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 10, 2007
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The One and Only Shrek! Plus 5 Other Stories is an unabridged audiobook on CD of the original children's fantasy short story that inspired the wildly popular "Shrek" movies. The five additional stories include tales about a boy so annoyed by his family that he decides he has no need for the human race, a brave girl's battle with a merciless blizzard, and more. Read aloud by award-winning actor and actress Stanley Tucci and Meryl Streep, these brief yet delightful modern children's classics are sure to entertain, and is especially recommended for fans of the "Shrek" movie. 1 CD, 1 hour.
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So, I purchased this book for my eight year old daughter. She finds that she's actually a bit old for the book...but I'm certainly not! Maybe she'll come back to it again some day. We did enjoy reading the stories, especially Dr. DeSoto. Surprisingly, Shrek, which I hadn't read before, was the least interesting of the collection, with the least to say. Since, of all his works, Shrek was the one chosen to base a film around, I was a little let down by this. (not that the movie was all that profound, but still...)

What I like most about Stieg are his anthropomorphic animal characters that still look realistically animal-like, but for the facial expressions, body language and clothes. Seems to go along with his view of human nature, and compassionate writing style capable of expressing emotional and behavioral truths. Gets kids to try to understand through empathy, and yet still be protective of themselves.
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I've never read a William Steig book I didn't like. This very large and thick book collects six lovely stories and represents a fantastic bargain in children's books.

Note: If you're looking into the audio version, with Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci, it is marvelous. We have both the book and the CD and we love them. As I say, Steig doesn't disappoint, neither do Streep and Tucci (and if you know their work in film, you know the standard that sets is very high). Of course here you miss Steig's wonderfully crotchedy illustrations, but you get some priceless readings that will stay with you always.

Heck, buy them both!
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If you are a fan of Steig or you like stories with some meat on their bones, this book is a great choice. We have the audio CD as well and my kids absolutely adore it, plus my husband and I actually enjoy hearing them. Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci do an amazing job narrating. The kids can recite a good deal of the stories, they've been so taken with them. There are robbers, a fox who wants to eat a little girl, dangerous weather conditions, etc. so no fluffy bunny stories here, but very entertaining and intelligently done.
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By Judith B. Baum on July 23, 2010
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I bought this book for my three grandchildren, girls, who like the Shrek movies. I didn't know about the book until recently, so I bought it so the girls could see the correlation between the book and the movies. There is just one short story about Shrek that makes him less loveable than the movie does, but it's still a good story. But the other stories in the book are just great, good to read aloud. My favorite is the Amazing Bone, about a bone that talks! Kids from 4 - 12 will enjoy this book, highly recommended.
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By Gilituv on October 9, 2013
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SO. GOOD. We bought this for a family road trip and it was such a good move on our part (pat on the back). My 3 year old son loved the stories and would sit quietly listening until he fell asleep to the ever fabulous Meryl Streep and Stanley Tucci.
I loved these stories as a kid and it tickles me to hear my son quote them randomly now. Sometimes he likes to hear it in the car on the way home from school and it's great because they're short stories so you can listen to one, two...etc.
Big fan!
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William Steig (1907-2003) published his first children's book, Roland the Minstrel Pig, in 1968, and received the Caldecott Medal for Sylvester and the Magic Pebble (978-1416902065) in 1970. His works also include The Amazing Bone, a Caldecott Honor Book, and Abel's Island and Doctor De Soto, both Newbery Honor Books. His most recent books published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux are Shrek! (released by DreamWorks as a major motion picture) and Wizzil, illustrated by Quentin Blake. School Library Journal named Shrek! a Best Book of 1990 and said of it, "Steig's inimitable wit and artistic dash have never been sharper or more expertly blended."

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